Gendered wage differentials
Women STEM faculty at UAF earn significantly less than their male colleagues do. On average, women STEM faculty earn 80.3% of what men earn. The mean annual salary for male STEM faculty at UAF is $73,990.81, while women STEM faculty earn a mean annual salary of $59,383.19. The gendered pay gap is not unique to UAF. Women in the STEM disciplines across the nation on average earn markedly less than men do, and women in other academic fields also earn less than men. STEM faculty do tend to earn higher annual salaries than other disciplines at UAF. Among all faculty, women's mean salary is $57,674.90, while men's mean salary is $71,472.28.
We applied for the GetPix grant because we wanted to get a clear picture of what's going on at UAF for women STEM faculty. Most other studies of women faculty focus on the individual characteristics of women that cause them to earn less than men, to be promoted later than men, and to be hired less often than men. But our study takes a different approach. We are examining UAF as an institution with an eye towards discovering and documenting the characteristics of the institution that create an inequitable situation for women. Please visit the blog repeatedly, as we will share our data with you as they emerge.
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Raw data courtesy of PAIR, and reflect a snapshop taken on 10-22-08. Figures are standardized to 9-month salaries to enable comparison. Included in the data are all non-adjunct faculty, e.g. tenure-track and term-faculty are included, while adjunct faculty and graduate students are not included.
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